Sida hermaphrodita

Family (Traditional)Malvaceae
Species:Sida hermaphrodita (L.) Rusby
Common NameVirginia Fanpetals
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 5; Carpel Number/Pistil: 6; Carpel Number/Pistil: 7; Carpel Number/Pistil: 8; Carpel Number/Pistil: 9; Carpel Number/Pistil: 10; Carpel Number/Pistil: 11; Carpel Number/Pistil: 12; Carpel Number/Pistil: 13+; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Schizocarp; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 5; Ovules per Carpel: 6; Ovules per Carpel: 7; Ovules per Carpel: 8; Ovules per Carpel: 9; Ovules per Carpel: 10; Ovules per Carpel: 11; Ovules per Carpel: 12; Ovules per Carpel: 13+; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 13+
C value 3
StatusNative; AGCP (UPL), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SH] KY[S2S3] (State Rank); G3 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bracken (KY), Campbell (KY), Gallatin (KY), Lewis (KY), Mason (KY)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, KNK, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31973000016205 Campbell Kentucky
Sida hermaphrodita
31234100542339 Mason Kentucky John W. Thieret
Sida hermaphrodita
BEREA016638 Lewis Kentucky
Sida hermaphrodita
TENN-V-0210205 Tennessee A. Gattinger
Sida hermaphrodita
31973000016208 Mason Kentucky
Sida hermaphrodita
APSC0091719 Bracken Kentucky
Sida hermaphrodita
APSC0077969 Bracken Kentucky
Sida hermaphrodita
APSC0091720 Bracken Kentucky
Sida hermaphrodita
BEREA016639 Lewis Kentucky
Sida hermaphrodita
31973000016210 Mason Kentucky
Sida hermaphrodita
31973000016209 Mason Kentucky
Sida hermaphrodita
31973000016207 Gallatin Kentucky
Sida hermaphrodita
APSC0079968 Bracken Kentucky
Sida hermaphrodita
31973000016206 Bracken Kentucky
Sida hermaphrodita
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